Vegetables

Q&A with ‘The Lean Farm’ author Ben Hartman

How lean farming works at Clay Bottom Farm Ben Hartman wrote a book about lean farming, but first he had to work to implement those principles at his own farm. Doing more with less meant getting r... more

‘Luck,’ patience yield new Pueblo chile variety

A new variety of Pueblo Mirasol chile pepper with fleshier fruit for grilling has been developed in Colorado, where it’s growing in popularity. Michael Bar... more

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California universities receive millions for strawberry research

USDA announced in late August its decision to award $8.8 million in grants to two teams of scientists, led by California universities, who are researc... more »

Intercropping boosts vegetable production

The old ways could be the best ways when it comes to small-acreage vegetable production, according to a newly published article available thro... more »

$2.5 million grant to expand organic strawberry research

UC Santa Cruz researchers who have pioneered alternatives to methyl bromide in commercial strawberry production have received a $2.5 million grant fro... more »

Why are twospotted spider mites such problems lately?

This has been an odd season, like most of them I guess, with lots of rain when we normally have drought and cool temperatures when we normally have he... more »

Plasticulture strawberry planting, fall growth tips revisited

The next 10 days are the optimum period for planting strawberries in the plasticulture system. The variety Chandler, which has the most acreage in our... more »

Florida strawberry grower expands into blueberries

Sam Astin III started as a medium-sized Florida strawberry grower. By considerably expanding his acreage, he became one of the state’s leading straw... more »

US asparagus crop down slightly, but up in Michigan

The 2017 U.S. asparagus crop is down just 1 percent from last year, but up in Michigan according to numbers released this week by the USDA. In 2017... more »

LGMA updates metrics to align with Produce Safety Rule

Some six months before compliance with the new Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule is required on all U.S. produce farms, th... more »

$4.5 million grant funds disease-resistant strawberries

The Public Strawberry Breeding Program at the University of California, Davis, and colleagues in California and Florida have received a $4.5 million g... more »

Specialty crop projects funded by USDA

Twelve university specialty crop research projects received $35 million from the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The grant a... more »


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